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Ten Top Tips when preparing a presentation

Top Ten

  1. Find out about your audience i.e. age profile, gender mix, business etc.
  2. Ask yourself as a result of my talk what do I want my audience to do,  more of, less of, stop or start.
  3. Decide what is the key point you want your audience to take away from the presentation.
  4. Decide on an exciting opening that gets the audiences attention; fail to do this and you struggle for the rest of the presentation.
  5.  Devise a really high impact closing statement that leaves them in no doubt as to your message. Continue reading

Steve Jobs the blog

steve-jobs-apple-the blog-andrew-keogh-aristoLike many people last Christmas I received a present of the Steve Jobs book written by Water Isaacson. My first thought was, look at the thickness of the book and do I want to spend my Christmas reading this? In early February I picked the book up again and started to read it. I don’t know about you but I like to read books with a highlighter this allows me to review the book quickly and remember important messages and ideas that may be valuable in the future.

On reviewing the book over the Easter weekend I realised that a lot of my highlighted ideas were to do with how Steve Jobs and Apple like to pitch and present their ideas/products.

Here are a few pointers which you may find helpful to you: Continue reading

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